People with high self esteem are realistic about their strengths and weaknesses; they are able to set goals and work toward them. People with high self esteem do not buy into other peoples negative impressions of them. People with low self esteem have difficulty evaluating their strengths and weaknesses. Usually they are unrealistic in this area and have negative impressions of themselves. They buy into other people’s opinions of their strengths and weaknesses far more than they should, and they are often pessimistic. The activities below help to build a healthy self esteem.
Out loud have the child/children say I am special, several times. Read through the list below to give ideas and then have everyone fill out the, I Am Special page. Young ones can dictate their answers.
I am special because I am kind.
I am special because I am helpful.
I am special because I am caring.
I Am Special
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It is important to take a realistic look at your likes and dislikes. Try to be realistic when looking at your strengths, weaknesses and your goals for the future. Taking a personal inventory will help you to understand yourself better and what part of yourself you like and what part you may want to improve.
I am good at __________
I am not good at __________
My favorite thing to do in my free time __________